Rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever in Australia: 1996-2011 – AIHW – 20 March 2013

Posted on March 20, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever in Australia: 1996-2011 – AIHW – 20 March 2013

“This report examines and presents a range of data on acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia. It shows that ARF now occurs almost exclusively in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that the prevalence of RHD is much higher among Indigenous people than other Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also considerably more likely to be hospitalised with ARF or RHD, and to die from RHD.”

ISSN 1323-9236; ISBN 978-1-74249-407-4; Cat. no. CVD 60; 60pp

Media release: Rates of acute rheumatic fever remain high for Indigenous Australians

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